Wendong Tao | Environmental Resources Engineering | SUNY-ESF
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Wendong TaoAssociate Professor

Wendong Tao

422 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210


ResearchPage and info for prospective applicants

Research Areas

Ecological engineering and sustainable wastewater treatment (constructed wetland and similarly constructed ecosystems, anammox-based nitrogen removal processes; treatment mechanisms);

Environmental engineering and resource recovery from bioresidues (anaerobic digestion, ammonia recovery, struvite recovery, kinetics and microbial ecology of treatment systems)

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Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Fred AgyemanFred Agyeman

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Tao
  • Area of Study: Environmental Management
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of for Development Studies (Ag Tech)
  • Previous Graduate Study: State University of New York, (Environmental Resources Engineering)

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Personal Statement
I want to be an innovative person in all fields practicable and accessible to me for self development as well as making a meaningful impact to the agenda of environmental management.

Graduate Research Topic
Anaerobic Digestion Enhancement and Stability through Synergistic Ammonia Recovery using Vacuum Thermal Stripping

Favorite Quote
"Every man has the right to decide his own destiny" - Bob Marley

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Madhuri DinakarMadhuri Dinakar

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Tao
  • Area of Study: Ecological Engineering
  • Undergraduate Institution: PES Institute of Technology (Biotechnology)

Graduate Research Topic
To test the use of hydrogen peroxide as a source of supplemental oxygen in vertical flow constructed wetlands.

Favorite Quote
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo da Vinci

Youl HanYoul Han

  • Degree Sought: PHD in Environmental Resources Engineering
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Tao
  • Undergraduate Institution: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Environmental Resources Engineering)
  • Previous Graduate Study: Technische Universität München (Environmental Engineering)

Graduate Research Topic
Microbial consortia involved in anaerobic digestion; molecular biology

Kalyani MerKalyani Mer

  • Degree Sought: PHD in Environmental Resources Engineering
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Egiebor and Tao
  • Previous Graduate Study: PANJAB UNIVERSITY (CHEMISTRY)

Graduate Research Topic
Production, Characterization, and Evaluation of Activated Biochar for Application in water and wastewater treatment.

Favorite Quote
"Keep your eyes on the stars and feet on the ground" -Theodore Roosevelt